Joke 856

27 Jul
Zeus loves watermelon

Zeus loves watermelon (Photo credit: pdxjasmine)

A farmer had a watermelon patch. He discovered that some of the local kids had been helping themselves to a feast. He lost fruit whenever the melons were ripe and ready.

It was impractical to keep a constant watch over the watermelons, so he came up with an ingenious scheme: he placed a sign in the patch.  It read: Warning – one of these watermelons contains cyanide.

The following day saw no fruits taken. The farmer was mighty pleased with his idea, until he noticed something written on his sign: Now you have two of them.


Thanks to Kaleidoscope for this one.



15 Responses to “Joke 856”

  1. Terry July 27, 2013 at 04:09 #

    oh my gosh, this cracked me up!!!! Kids!


  2. jatwood4 July 27, 2013 at 04:13 #



  3. slpmartin July 27, 2013 at 04:42 #

    A most clever response.


  4. Three Well Beings July 27, 2013 at 05:33 #

    Oooh! Malicious humor! LOL! I liked this one. 🙂


  5. Katharine Trauger July 27, 2013 at 05:39 #

    Love a good O’Henry ending! 🙂


  6. benzeknees July 27, 2013 at 09:24 #

    I gave you an award, check it out:


  7. viveka July 27, 2013 at 10:47 #

    Good one …. great start on my Saturday. *smile


  8. benzeknees July 27, 2013 at 16:55 #

    Quick-witted! Malteser for you!


  9. Janie Jones July 28, 2013 at 19:38 #



  10. Grannymar July 31, 2013 at 06:34 #

    I come back after holiday leave sure of a good laugh. Thank you, Tilly!


  11. colonialist August 2, 2013 at 20:41 #

    Very funny. Maybe a further exchange –
    ‘Hey, I was only joking!’
    ‘I wasn’t.’



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